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Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.5 (inches)|
As Kathleen begins the repair with Joelle, she is prompted to revisit Riverside, the hometown she hasnt returned to in thirty-five years. During the long drive, Kathleen reveals to Joelle the childhood she tried so hard to forget. When they arrive in Riverside, Kathleen uncovers the difficult lives her mother and her grandmother had as young women, and she begins to understand the cause of her detested past. Kathleen realizes the importance of forgiving others just as she has been forgiven for her mistakes.
All She Ever Wanted gives the story of three generations of underprivileged women who want nothing more than wealth and love, but who look for them in all the wrong places. Lynn Austin does a wonderful job of making her characters realistic. As Kathleen tells her daughter about her past and learns about her mothers and grandmothers experiences, the readers are left feeling sympathy for them all, as though they are watching the events unfold before their own eyes. The imperfect characters with imperfect lives make it easy for the readers to relate to them and allow the truth behind the story to be revealed: love and forgiveness can always be found in God.
In All She Ever Wanted, the stories of the daughter, mother, and grandmother combine to make a brilliant novel about love, forgiveness, suffering, and the importance of resisting the temptation to run away when things get tough. A bit of mystery is added to the plot to make it even more enjoyable. Not only is this book great entertainment, it also benefits the reader spiritually. The stories of these women reveal the need to trust in Jesus throughout life. This novel is perfect for women who have seen hard times and for mothers and daughters, especially those who struggle in their relationships together, but I recommend it to anyone. -- Andrea Burns, Christian Book Previews.com
CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5All She Ever WantedMay 9, 2016CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a story of three generations of women who all struggled in their own way with poverty, some poor choices made alng the way, and difficult relationships. Lynn Austin has once again woven a most interesting story.
papricaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5wonderful book!December 2, 2014papricaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When I started to read that book I wasn't able to stop. I wanted to find out the secrets behind the behavior of those people. Even though there are some tough parts and bad news in that story, the miracle of redemption and forgiveness made me hope for a good end.
Lynn Austin is one of my favorite writers and this story touched my heart deeply. I'm for sure gonna read it again in a few months.
KelseyAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5February 29, 2012KelseyAge: 18-24Gender: femaleLynn Austin is a very good writer. This book was interesting as she told the story of three different generations and how some secrets should nor be kept. However, I found this to be a sad story with only a slight glimpse of hope and happiness by the end of it. I don't like reading books that leave me with such a sad feeling. Overall, it was a good read though.
Zelda Wright5 Stars Out Of 5August 2, 2010Zelda WrightI have yet to read a Lynn Austin book that didn't keep me turning the pages till it was over, and then I wanted it to go on. She develops fantastic characters you can relate to in all her books. I hope she never quits writing.
ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5April 28, 2010ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleWhat can I say about Lynn Austin except that she knows how to tell a story. The is a really really wonderful story and the ending surprised me a bit but just all around a beautiful story. Cheers! to Lynn